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Man Faces Prison Sentence After Hurling Chairs At Judge, Court Staff
Updated July 28, 2017 6:55 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(COLUMBUS) - A man could be sentenced to six years in prison for hurling chairs at a judge and courtroom staff in Bartholomew County.

The Republic reports 21-year-old Jordan Rhoades of Columbus accepted a plea bargain on Monday by admitting that he's guilty of battery resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer.

A judge will decide whether to accept the plea agreement during an Aug. 22 sentencing hearing.

Charges stemmed from a hearing Feb. 9, when a judge sentenced him to a year in jail for probation violations. The judge added time for contempt of court after Rhoades was heard repeatedly saying a vulgar word.

Rhoades then hurled a chair that hit a prosecutor on the leg and threw other chairs in an outburst that was recorded on surveillance video.



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